After being coy last week about his filing with the FEC, today Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson did this:
Originally, candidate Ron Johnson said he would only serve two terms if he were elected to the Senate. But during the Trump era he seems to be getting the hang of lies and corruption and kowtowing to the president and who knows who in Moscow. So all expectations are for him to run for a third term on 2022. So we have our first Democratic challenger:
Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson on Monday announced a run for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), becoming the first Democrat to enter what is expected to be a crowded 2022 race.
Northeast Wisconsin, where Nelson serves as county executive, has faced surging rates of new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks. The state reported 3,778 new cases on Sunday, a rate of new infections that is now far higher than it was at any other point this year.
Nelson filed paperwork officially launching the bid last week, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Johnson has not yet announced his plans for 2022.
So 2022 campaigns are off and running!